Sometimes we need to step away form the piano or other instrument to work on the music concepts.
Use modeling clay on a tray or wax paper at the kitchen table to form the music staff lines and spaces with the notes. We learn best when we create.
Roll out long ropes for the lines and leave small spaces in between. Make another long rope to form in the shape of the clef signs.
Make your notes in small oval or round shapes and place them on the lines and spaces.
Put Twizzlers for the lines and use mini sized cookies for the notes!
Remember the AAA Travel Agency Contest for 8th graders?
It wasn't just enter your name. You had to "do the paperwork" to quote Monsters Inc. Here are the rules:
Students must be entering the 8th grade in good standing and at least 13 years old.
A total of 60 students from Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Michigan, Nebraska, North Dakota, Tennessee, Wisconsin, select areas of Illinois, Indiana, or Minnesota will be chosen for the “Discovery Crew” cruise.
Winners will be selected based on “a creative selfie, showcasing their love for travel,” and the answers to three essay questions:
Ananya's path to the winner's circle:
"Ms. Nancy", piano teacher and owner of Music N More, is always looking for information that will help our piano students and their families. Most of the time it is music related but any topic that is helpful gets shared with our music family. A few months ago, Ms. Nancy heard the news about the AAA Travel Agency contest for 8th graders. At her lesson, Ms. Nancy shared the contest news with Ananya and the family. Ananya entered, carefully following all the rules. (Music Students are good at that) When the family got an email back, they were suspicious that it was a scam. After investigating, they found that Ananya was one of 3 winners from Florida!
Everyone tune in...Student of Music N More on Fox 35 Good Day Orlando with Bob Frier, Friday, Aug. 18th!
Daly, scholarship winner, will appear with Bob to promote the Steinway Society of Orlando. The Divas & Dudes Concert to raise money for scholarships will be on Sunday, August 20th at the Orlando Museum of Art. Host Bob Frier, Entertainer Jacqueline Jones, Linda Cole as Pearl Bailey and Tribute artists performing as Dean Martin, Marilyn Monroe, Gladys Knight, Fats Domino and more.... 5:30 pm reception and Concert at 6:30 pm. For tickets go to events.ticketprinting.com/event/23100 or Steinwaysocietyorlando.com
Has your home been invaded all day by kids who are on summer break because you haven't lined up a summer activity for them yet?
Beat the Florida heat and come inside for some cool music lessons!
We offer lessons rain or shine on the most popular instruments and voice all year round .
Call 407-802-4621 to set up an appointment for a free Meet & Greet with a teacher to discuss your musical goals or sign up for classes!
We have 2 more Rock Camps coming up 9 am to 3 pm Monday through Friday starting June 26th and the new Early Childhood classes for the little ones on Friday and Sunday mornings.
....to sign up for Early Childhood Music Classes. Ages 4 months to 4 years old. The classes will be taught by our early childhood music specialist. Research has shown that music plays a crucial part in brain development during the early years of growth. Don't miss this opportunity for your child to learn and develop their full potential in this fun and easy way. SIGN UP TODAY! (407) 802-4621 music@MusicNMoreOrlando.com
Early Childhood Music Classes Starting Soon! Call to put your name on the list for the Free Introductory Class. 407-802-4621
New Year, New Start! Call today to enroll in those music lessons you always wanted to do! Don't let another year pass you by! The fun of achieving your musical goals with lessons is waiting for you.
Call us today to get your instrument, supplies, books and sign up for lessons!
List of supplies:
cleaning kits to maintain your specific instrument method book
Sign up for lessons with our patient and fun instructors to help you get first chair in your section and prepare you for solo/ensemble and state competition. (407)802-4621
Attention Piano Teachers! Don't forget to call or email to sign up for the Free workshop with Randall Faber. Reserve your spot today.
Date: July 22, 2016
Time: 6:45 pm
Location: Spring Hills Assisted Living, 3800 Town Center Blvd, Orlando, FL 32837
Music N More Students will be performing for the Residents and their friends and family. Students from the Music N More Performing Arts Summer Camp will present what they learned during camp this summer.
In my capacity as a local music store owner/professional teacher, I talk to a lot of different people in the community.
Everyone is talking about the Summer Olympics in the sports world. Some of our students also participate in sports. Students, parents and teachers will ask from time to time why we only have exams but not competitions. In checking around, there isn't a lot of competitive events for younger students.
Lately, some of you have been asking me where can we enter our students. Giving students a reason to practice is one of the benefits of entering them in events.
So my long time friend and amazing musician, Joanne (who is a record producer) and I (music store owner/professional teacher) are putting together an easy, friendly, competition for the school age musicians.
We are starting with:
1. Vocal Competition
2. Piano Invitational: This is for students who participated in the Lake Central Federation Festival at University of Central Florida in February, 2016 They can reuse their required pieces.
3. Piano Classic: This is for any student who plays classical music. They can pick their piece from the Music Development Program 2015 syllabus and enter one piece off the A, B, or C list. So students who are in the MDP can reuse their piece. Those who aren't can probably find something listed that they play already.
Parents enter the student information and pay online at www.toptalentcompetition.com The parents need to have or set up a Youtube account. The parents will video the student and put the link to the performance on the entry form on the website when they register. We will have professionals view each entry and give them a rating/comments sheet of suggestions where they can improve and what they did well. The students will get a participation award. There will be a Gold, Silver, and Bronze winner in the assorted categories.
We have more competitions in the planning phase. The deadline for the first one is June 15. There will be a Talent Showcase and award ceremony at Steinway Piano Galleries on June 26.
For more information go to: www.toptalentcompetition.com